The First South Carolinians | Periscope

Stone tool found at Allendale site could be nearly 17,000 years old
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Recently, Native American history in South Carolina has been in the national spotlight. At an archaelogical dig in Allendale, archaeolists found artifacts -- sharpened stone blades, hammer heads, and other tools -- that could be 12,000 - 18,0000 years old! If this is true, it means the history of Native Americans in South Carolina is one of the oldest recorded in America. 

In this Periscope gallery we introduce you to some the descendants of the earliest South Carolinians. They, like archaeologists, have many questions about their native history. They also have many answers to explain why being Native American is both unique and common.